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Nursa Transcriptomine public REST API (v1.0) documentation.

Transcriptomine Datapoints Query
You need to apply for and get an API Key to make use of these APIs.
  • Contact NURSA support for an apiKey.
An API key is required to access the NURSA API, and must be included with every request. See later for restrictions.
  • All data exchange is in JSON format.
  • You may also request the data in JSONP format.
  • The maximum number of datapoints returned is 2000. If you would like to see more data returned, please contact NURSA support.
  • To get response with a smaller size/compressed data, request a gzipped response.

For example, to search for datapoints results for AR:
API URL to get Datapoints search results
ResponseList of Nursa Transcriptomine Datapoints
Call URL
GET Paremeters Below are the query parameter to search on: All missing query parameters are treated as the specified default.
  • apiKey: REQUIRED apiKey to call API
  • callback: Optional jsonp callback method
  • geneSearchType: Either of "any","gene", "goTerm", or "disease"
    • If geneSearchType=gene, use gene parameter to provide NCBI HUGO gene symbol (any species)
    • If geneSearchType=goTerm, use goTerm parameter to provide Go Term name
    • If geneSearchType=disease, use disease parameter to provide OMIM disease name
  • gene: provide HUGO symbol. For multiple symbols, semicolon (;) separated list of symbols.
  • goTerm: provide a GoTerm. For multiple terms, semicolon (;) separated list of terms.
  • disease: provide an Omim disease Term. For multiple terms, semicolon (;) separated list of terms.
  • molecule:For nuclear receptors and coregulators, provide the NCBI Entrez gene symbol (any species). For Ligands, see ligandIdType below.
  • ligandIdType: Optional, but if present, one of CAS, PubChem, Chebi, IUPHAR. If present, provide the relevant molecule identifier that conforms to this Id scheme.
  • moleculeTreatmentTime: If a ligand is the regulatory molecule, you may include the duration of treatment for that regulatory molecule. If none provided, default of "any" applies.
      Valid TreatmentTime values are:
    • any (i.e. any time)
    • 1 (i.e. 1 hour or less )
    • 1-4 (i.e. greater than 1h, less or equal to 4h)
    • 4-24 (i.e. greater than 4 h, less or equal to 24h)
    • 24 (i.e. greater than 24h)
  • species: Default "all". Provide either Human, House Mouse, or Rat. If no species is selected, default "all" applies.
  • tissue: Provide the tissue or cell line string, e.g. Mammary gland, mammary carcinoma cells, MCF-7
  • significance: Default "0.05". Provide a numeric value. If none provided, default of less than 0.05 applies.
  • foldChange: Default 2. Provide a numeric value. If none provided, default of less than or equal to 2.0 applies.
  • direction: Default "any". Valid options: either, up, or down. If none provided, default of "any" applies.
  • count: Optional. Maximum number of datapoints to return for the query. Default is 5000.
  • findCount: Optional. To return just a count of query results without the result list. Set getCount=1 to activate.
  • Return Object List of Datapoints (See sample below)
    Sample Query Query for gene=AR and foldChange=5.0
    List of Datapoints.
    Sample List of Datapoint response
    [ { "id": "579932309", "symbol": "GREB1", "prob": "205862_at", "foldChange": 21.5053490468, "tissueName": "Female reproductive, mammary gland, epithelium, MCF-7 cells", "speciesCommonName": "Human", "experimentName": "17βE2 vs Veh | 100 nM, 12 h", "symbolSynonym": "GREB1", "probType": "AD9", "tissueCategory": "/Female reproductive/Mammary gland", "symbolUrl": "molecules/protein.jsf?doi=10.1621/KV4821QO65", "experimentNumber": "3", "datasetDoi": "10.1621/endTZMGb6Z", "pValue": 0, "regulatoryMoleculeSymbol": "17βE2", "regulatoryMoleculeName": "17β-estradiol", "moleculePathway": "ERs & Estrogens", "moleculePathwayArray": [ "ERs & Estrogens" ], "tissueCategoryArray": [ "/Female reproductive/Mammary gland" ] }, ... ]
    HTTP Status Response
    The following HTTP status codes are currently supported:
  • HTTP 200 : OK. Even with application errors( e.g. Too Many results, unknown identifier, see below), OK is returned
  • HTTP 400 : Bad Request. For cases where client request does not conform to the REST URL requirements, e.g. Request wasn't formatted correctly
  • HTTP 401 : Unauthorized. You need an apiKey to access the system
  • HTTP 406. The parameter provided (gene, disease, etc) does not translate to a known identifier within the system. Most likely cause is that the paramter value is incorrect or it is not being tracked by NURSA.
  • HTTP 413. Based on client request, too many results would be returned. The max allowed is 2000. Modify request to receive an appropriate number of results.
  • HTTP 429 : Exceeded allowed limits. Please follow api call limits.
  • HTTP 500 Server Error: For all cases of Internal Server Error. Server unable to proceed.
  • Application Error Message.
    Sample Application Error response
    {"status":406,"message":"No relevant identifier found for provided search parameter: ARARO"}
    System Limitation
    Client applications should adhere to the following API restrictions, or future calls will be throttled.
  • Limit requests frequency to max of 3 requests per seconds.
  • If your client receives a server error (HTTP 500), allow some time before making same call to the API.
  • Utilize local caching. Depending on your use case, local caching will prevent hitting API frequency limitations, for example, prevents each of your individual UI user's actions initiating an API request.
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